Sterling RV - Fiberglass RV
Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-13-2015, 02:15 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Name: billy
Trailer: Sterling / Trillium
Pennsylvania
Posts: 7
Sterling RV

Recently i purchased a Sidekick from Sterling RV in Winfield Al. I was informed they closed shop about 3 weeks ago.
Web site and Facebook pages are also gone
For what its worth I do like my trailer.
billyreiner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2015, 02:48 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Byron Kinnaman's Avatar
 
Trailer: Scamp
Posts: 7,056
Registry
Does what you bought look something like this? It appears they're now Great Western Vans. Home - Great West Vans
Attached Thumbnails
sidekick.jpg  
__________________
Byron & Anne enjoying the everyday Saturday thing.
Byron Kinnaman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2015, 03:24 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Name: billy
Trailer: Sterling / Trillium
Pennsylvania
Posts: 7
Question Sterling Trillium style Campers

Well. They were Great West Vans in Canada. Then relocated to Alabama as Sterling RV this past year. I guess we got the last one in mid May before they closed shop in late June 2015. I had a few questions and left emails for a few weeks while traveling then called the local Mayors office .
billyreiner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2015, 04:12 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Byron Kinnaman's Avatar
 
Trailer: Scamp
Posts: 7,056
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by billyreiner View Post
Well. They were Great West Vans in Canada. Then relocated to Alabama as Sterling RV this past year. I guess we got the last one in mid May before they closed shop in late June 2015. I had a few questions and left emails for a few weeks while traveling then called the local Mayors office .
Thanks for your reply. I'm wondering if they had trouble with the name Sterling. Sterling is the name of a heavy duty (Class 8) trucks, formally Ford Trucks. Ford sold to the heavy trucking business to Sterling quite a few years ago, and it appears that Sterling is still in the truck business and owned by Freightliner/Daimler Trucks North America.
If that's the case we might see them back with a different name. I hope so.

I feel that you'll enjoy your trailer. There's lots of trailer on the road built my manufacturers that are no longer in business.

Happy camping.
__________________
Byron & Anne enjoying the everyday Saturday thing.
Byron Kinnaman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2015, 08:02 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Glenn Baglo's Avatar
 
Name: Glenn
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B
British Columbia
Posts: 8,218
I doubt the name is the issue.
I own an Escape trailer, but I don't tow it with a Ford Escape.
__________________
What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
Glenn Baglo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2015, 11:53 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
rbryan's Avatar
 
Name: Robert
Trailer: 2015 Escape 19 "Past Tents" 2018 F150 Lariat 2.7L EB SuperCrew
Arkansas
Posts: 1,298
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Glenn Baglo View Post
I doubt the name is the issue.
I own an Escape trailer, but I don't tow it with a Ford Escape.
True enough. And although I'm an Escapee, I joined the Escapees club as well. Sometimes I just want to Escape, and I have an Escape, and I have a Ford, but not an Escape.
__________________
"You can't buy happiness, but you can buy an RV. And that is pretty close."
rbryan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 12:11 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Byron Kinnaman's Avatar
 
Trailer: Scamp
Posts: 7,056
Registry
TRADE MARKS

Sterling trucks is brand name not a model. Escape trailers are a brand name, Ford Escape is a Ford vehicle model name. Different animals.

Sometime trade mark suits are made with considerable distance between the two. Usually the larger more powerful company wins even if they've registered their trade mark years after the small guy's trade mark was in use. Example Star Bucks and Starla's coffee shop.
As noted above I stated that is was possibility that Sterling RV got a letter of cease and desist from Sterling Truck's lawyers. Further indication of that possibility is that Great West Van's web site and Facebook site are still active while the Sterling sites are not. Also Sterling truck have been in business since Ford spun then off in the mid to late 90s.

That's not to say that's the only possibility but knowing how some companies get with their trade marks, it's a real possibility.
__________________
Byron & Anne enjoying the everyday Saturday thing.
Byron Kinnaman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 12:18 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Glenn Baglo's Avatar
 
Name: Glenn
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B
British Columbia
Posts: 8,218
OK.
You win.
__________________
What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
Glenn Baglo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 01:42 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Alf S.'s Avatar
 
Trailer: 2007 19 ft Escape 5.0 / 2002 GMC (1973 Boler project)
Posts: 4,099
Registry
Send a message via Yahoo to Alf S.
Quote:
Originally Posted by billyreiner View Post
Recently i purchased a Sidekick from Sterling RV in Winfield Al. I was informed they closed shop about 3 weeks ago.
Web site and Facebook pages are also gone
For what its worth I do like my trailer.
Hi: billyreiner... Looks as if they didn't do to well in Al. Possibly Great West Van can answer your ?'s.
Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie
Alf S. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 05:29 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Name: Bob Ruggles
Trailer: 2015 Escape
Michigan
Posts: 1,531
Some of the Sterling light duty trucks were Dodge/Ram.
rgrugg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 06:14 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Name: bob
Trailer: 1996 Casita 17 Spirit Deluxe; 1946 Modernistic teardrop
New York
Posts: 5,296
Sterling trucks were originally built back in the 40's. EDIT: the early models were chain drive
mary and bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2015, 04:08 PM   #12
Junior Member
 
Name: billy
Trailer: Sterling / Trillium
Pennsylvania
Posts: 7
we do love the camper. But its just the little items would be nice to discuss with the manufacturer.
the roof top solar panel was wired incorrectly so I'm dealing with that item first..
billyreiner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2015, 04:33 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Trailer: No Trailer Yet
Posts: 1,578
Kinda odd, "The company has been in business for over 37 years"..." Still family owned and operated" so what manuf number is this for Toms trillium molds, i've lost count. Is there such thing as a mold curse?
Ken C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2015, 05:03 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Byron Kinnaman's Avatar
 
Trailer: Scamp
Posts: 7,056
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by rgrugg View Post
Some of the Sterling light duty trucks were Dodge/Ram.
Is that kind of like the early Sprinters had either a Dodge emblem, Ram emblem, Freightliner emblem, or a Mercedes emblem on this. The valve covers were also marked the same way.
__________________
Byron & Anne enjoying the everyday Saturday thing.
Byron Kinnaman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2015, 05:06 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
David Tilston's Avatar
 
Name: Dave W
Trailer: Trillium 4500 - 1976, 1978 (2), 1300 - 1977, 1973, and a 1972
Alberta
Posts: 6,562
Registry
I wonder what will become of the molds?
David Tilston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2015, 05:10 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Byron Kinnaman's Avatar
 
Trailer: Scamp
Posts: 7,056
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by David Tilston View Post
I wonder what will become of the molds?

I'm wondering if there was more than one set of molds.
__________________
Byron & Anne enjoying the everyday Saturday thing.
Byron Kinnaman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2015, 05:16 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
David Tilston's Avatar
 
Name: Dave W
Trailer: Trillium 4500 - 1976, 1978 (2), 1300 - 1977, 1973, and a 1972
Alberta
Posts: 6,562
Registry
Well, there seem to be several 1300 molds, (Trillium / Outback have at least one set) but Tom manufactured the 4500, (1500) molds by taking apart an old 4500.
David Tilston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2015, 07:10 PM   #18
Commercial Member
 
tractors1's Avatar
 
Name: Charlie Y
Trailer: Escape 21 - Felicity
Oregon
Posts: 1,532
Looks like a Trillium Logo molded into that door panel. Just a rebrand name?

Charlie Y
__________________
Charlie Y

Don't drill holes, try custom storage you design: https://RVWidgetWorks.com
tractors1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2015, 04:15 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
james kent's Avatar
 
Trailer: Boler 1984
Posts: 2,938
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByFiberglass RV1437214455.057977.jpg
Views:	30
Size:	106.6 KB
ID:	86763
Sidekick seen last weekend at the Ontario Bolerama.


Sent from my iPad using Fiberglass RV
james kent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2015, 04:27 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
james kent's Avatar
 
Trailer: Boler 1984
Posts: 2,938
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByFiberglass RV1437215132.454081.jpg
Views:	37
Size:	92.9 KB
ID:	86764
Full side view. I do like the smooth look of the windows and the
Trillium insignia is on the door.


Sent from my iPad using Fiberglass RV
james kent is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Overnight? Sterling Information Center Colorado Adrian W General Chat 1 05-25-2015 07:03 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.